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Pricing Your Work as a Composer to Screen

The Ivors Academy, Musicians’ Union (MU) and the Screen Composers Guild of Ireland are hosting a joint online workshop which will help self employed screen composers establish the basic principles of pricing and how to accurately place value on the work they do.

The workshop will cover navigating upfront fees, budgets on projects and getting value for your music rights with the following areas covered:

  • Basic Principles of Pricing
  • Rights and Value of Backend Royalties
  • Typical Fee Arrangements and Costs by Media Type
  • Budgeting per Job
  • Proportional and Fair Remuneration

With differing accepted market practices on how a composer fee is set on projects, these sessions will cover common methodologies for pricing and contracting.

The discussions will not give a rate card for composer pricing but will give participants the tools to effectively price and value their work.

Speakers will include:

Sarah Glennane, CEO, Screen Composers Guild of Ireland
Kevin Sargent, Composer, Chair of The Ivors Academy Media Council
Darren Hendley, Composer
Kelly Wood, Live & Music Writers Official, Musicians’ Union
Laura Rossi, Composer
Simon Elms, Composer
Lynden Campbell, MD Hothouse Music

There will also be time for Q & A’s.

The media sector is a competitive and desirable field for composers and the workshop will cover key elements to help all composers ensure they understand crucial elements of pricing their work.

Who will find the event useful?

The session is aimed at composers to screen wishing to better understand the key factors in charging fairly for your skills with advice and tips from experience professionals.

Date and time:

Wednesday the 22nd of June 10:00 – 14:00 with a half hour break for lunch at 12:00.


The event is free, and open to all Ivors Academy , MU and SCGI members.

Register your place here.

For further information please contact: events@ivorsacademy.com




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